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Re: New tap

Unread postby Nesto » Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:06 am

jimswms wrote:What about the inside? Has anyone modded a downturn spout, so that you can actually get most of the wort out? I love my BM, but this oversight does my head in. There's so much wort lost its incredible. Yes, I whirlpool, leave it to sit, then tip, but tipping just stirs it up too much. If anyone has done it, please post pics!

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Although I haven't, several others have tried. You should be able to search the site for "dip tube."
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Re: New tap

Unread postby red ice » Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:23 pm

I hate the Original tap. My hose during transfer came off and I moved so quickly to close it I pulled the hole tap out and nylon sleeve out. I put it back so fast as wort was pissing everywhere that I put it in the wrong way round so had to carefully pull it out with the fv below it.

Plus it LEAKS at low temperatures. I have a 1/2inch ball valve replacement with a locking handle now. Perfect if the kids get curious!

Ps. That's the 2015 Tap
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Re: New tap

Unread postby tcncc » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:16 am

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Re: New tap

Unread postby Cervantes » Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:58 pm

jimswms wrote:What about the inside? Has anyone modded a downturn spout, so that you can actually get most of the wort out? I love my BM, but this oversight does my head in. There's so much wort lost its incredible. Yes, I whirlpool, leave it to sit, then tip, but tipping just stirs it up too much. If anyone has done it, please post pics!

Thanks


Others have used a small stainless dip tube inserted into the back of the tap with a bit of silicone hose.

See the second post in this thread............

https://forum.braumeisters.net/viewtopic.php?pid=445
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Re: New tap

Unread postby big_o » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:49 pm

New tap installed over the weekend :)

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Re: New tap

Unread postby royco » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:30 pm

Nice job big_o. I also have mine with the bend first and it works a treat. Is yours 3/4 inch? It drains about 5 times quicker than the original!
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Re: New tap

Unread postby big_o » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:46 am

I went down to 1/2" after seeing other recommendations. Agreed, it's so much better!
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Re: New tap

Unread postby grooves » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:02 am

Hi big_o -

I have the tap in the same configuration as you - just one word of warning. The water that is in the downward bit of the tap does not get effectively mixed into the wort during mashing. So if you take a sample straight out of the tap to get a gravity reading, it will be _much_ lower than reality. I now run through a whole sample and pour in it back into the BM, stir the wort and then take another sample to get a pre-boil hydrometer reading - and I'll also take a bit out of the top of the BM for a refractometer reading to double check it!
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Re: New tap

Unread postby big_o » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:51 am

Nice tip and yes it makes sense :)
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